Warriors release 2011-'12 season schedule


Warriors release 2011-'12 season schedule


The NBA announced the 2011-2012 season schedule for all teams, including the Golden State Warriors, who open their regular season at home on Christmas Day against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Warriors will then host the Bulls, Knicks, and 76ers before hitting the road on Jan. 2 for contests in Phoenix, San Antonio, and L.A. to take on Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

Some other notable nuggets from the Warriors' 2011-'12 schedule:

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- The Warriors won't play in Miami, only hosting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh on Jan. 10 vs. Miami Heat.

- The Warriors' longest road trip of the season is six games, from Feb. 22-March 5, when they travel to Phoenix, Indiana, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Washington.

- The Warriors have only one back-to-back-to-back, coming on April 20-22 against the defending champion Mavericks, Rockets, and Timberwolves.

- The Warriors play 10 of their 16 April games on the road and their 6 home games are all against 2010-'11 playoff teams.

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

On his way out of OKC, Enes Kanter has Warriors-related request for Thunder

Editor's Note: The above video is from Nov. 3, 2016.

In a stunning move, the Thunder have reportedly agreed to include beloved center Enes Kanter as part of package to acquire Carmelo Anthony from the Knicks.

A few hours after the news of the reported trade broke, the six-year NBA veteran recorded a farewell video and posted it to Twitter.

After thanking GM Sam Presti, his mustache bro Steven Adams,  his teammates and the whole state of Oklahoma, Kanter made a special request.

"Please beat the Warriors. I'll be watching that game, so please beat the Warriors for me," Kanter said.

Tensions between the Warriors and Thunder have been raw since Kevin Durant bolted OKC for Oakland last summer. The Warriors won all four meetings with the Thunder last season and have won seven straight regular season meetings dating back to the 2015-16 season. During the 2015-16 playoffs, the 73-win Warriors erased a 3-1 series deficit and beat the Thunder in seven games to advance to the NBA Finals.

UNC cites scheduling conflict for not visiting Trump at White House

UNC cites scheduling conflict for not visiting Trump at White House

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina’s national championship men’s basketball team will not visit the White House because of a scheduling conflict.

Team spokesman Steve Kirschner said Saturday that Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams and the players were willing to go, and the university and White House tried “eight or nine” dates but none worked.

The Tar Heels, who beat Gonzaga in April to win their latest national title, visited the White House after their 2009 championship. The team was not invited when they won the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

On Saturday, President Donald Trump tweeted that Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is no longer invited to the White House because of what the president called hesitation by the two-time NBA MVP in deciding whether to make the traditional trip by the NBA champions to Washington.